Vermont’s greenhouse gas mandate is costly, symbolic environmentalism, imposing additional costs on residents and businesses with zero offsetting benefits.
I have yet to hear of a single benefit realized by Vermonters from industrial-scale renewable energy.
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In a town that doesn’t want giant wind turbines on its ridgeline, with neighbors who don’t want them, in a region that doesn’t want them, with utilities that won’t buy the power they generate, what’s a wind developer to do?
The trend has been larger turbines in closer proximity to people. This is why setbacks are so important.
Legislators must see that unreasonable sound levels and arbitrary setback restrictions in the proposed rule will prevent the use of wind technology in our state.
My belief is that many people in Vermont have become victims of an anti-wind movement intentionally driven by instilling fear in them.
Wind energy has been politicized, with erroneous claims and fear mongering taking the place of fact based science.
The board backed off somewhat from a stricter proposal before sending the new standards to legislators for review. Both supporters and opponents of wind power panned the rules.
I have realized that policymakers here in Montpelier also need to see a clamoring crowd demanding bolder climate solutions at the state level where we have the greatest chance of leading by example.
The damage to communities like ours that is created in the run-up to a misguided wind project is bad; it is also long lasting.
Our statewide mobilization is focusing attention on Vermont’s network of laws, rules and regulations that are meant to protect us all from misguided development that would destroy what we prize.
News Release — Vermonters for a Clean Environment March 12, 2017 Contact: Vermonters for a Clean Environment Annette Smith, Executive Director, [email protected], 802-446-2094 A core group of Vermonters, with experience in natural science, public policy and environmental history, have released The Mountain Manifesto, an urgent and public call to action to protect Vermont’s mountains. (See: […]
The defense is unable to call witnesses because they lack the financial resources to do so and are holding bake sales and organizing bottle drives to afford the legal fees and pay for experts to counteract the wind industry’s experts.